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You make me mad BRO! :D
I find Azla Xelastec has amazing sinergy with Volt and my Shanling M6 pro with stock cable but i'm considering Hiby R6 2020 and Totem adapter
https://penonaudio.com/penon-totem-adapter-cable.html
If the Totem cable material improves the sound by adding something into the mix, akin to a tube amp, then this may work. If not, I don’t know how using a specialized adapter on the stock cable will change anything. 🤷‍♂️

I’m genuinely curious, and hope this doesn’t deteriorate into yet another cable fight.
 
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Will be getting the BGVP DM8 for review. Got a weakness for wood shells. These things are talking to me. This should be interesting as I haven't had a BGVP earphone in a while. Will report when I get this one.
 
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@baskingshark got in the very first initial impressions on the KBEAR Believe. Seems like quite a different tuning from the NM2+.

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/kb-ear-audio-impressions-thread.912673/post-15995144
Seems like the NM2+ has better clarity and imaging with an analytical presentation. Thanks for sharing your impression @baskingshark. Strictly based off the impressions, I believe that I am not a fan of such sound profile and don't quite believe in the Believe. Shall try it soon to see if the Believe is believable. :p
 
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The K520 themselves are nothing special. Not bad but just one in the crowd.....
That’s how I felt about them. I did have high hopes, especially given the new driver tech. Like you said, not bad just another ChiFi fish in the sea...
 
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Seems like the NM2+ has better clarity and imaging with an analytical presentation. Thanks for sharing your impression @baskingshark. Strictly based off the impressions, I believe that I am not a fan of such sound profile and don't quite believe in the Believe. Shall try it soon to see if the Believe is believable. :p
Since you figured out my preferred sound sig, these are not up my alley, so i'll be putting the big pass on them. Btw, the Astrotec AX60 is $200 off on Penon. Not sure even at that price how much value you get from Astrotec's former flagship? I've had the AX30 and 35, and didn't really enjoy either.
 
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I’m still curious about See Audio, in particular, the Vantina V10. So far no one wants to risk over $900. I just would like to know if it really is the same as the Anole VX.
 
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If the Totem cable material improves the sound by adding something into the mix, akin to a tube amp, then this may work. If not, I don’t know how using a specialized adapter on the stock cable will change anything. 🤷‍♂️

I’m genuinely curious, and hope this doesn’t deteriorate into yet another cable fight.
No one showed any measurements, but you ought to love the reviewer-store synergies :)
 
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the Astrotec AX60 is $103 and it's actually got treble from what i read, vs the laid back treble of the i3.
 
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A discovery! With Hiby! Partnering the Hiby R5 with the Hiby FD1 amp/dac via balanced output IS DA BOMB DIGGITY!! It provides the R5 with a little more air and treble extension, while really presenting a punchy bass and just a touch more stage. a touch. It kinda remedies what are shortcoming with the R5. A beautiful combo.
 
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Since you figured out my preferred sound sig, these are not up my alley, so i'll be putting the big pass on them. Btw, the Astrotec AX60 is $200 off on Penon. Not sure even at that price how much value you get from Astrotec's former flagship? I've had the AX30 and 35, and didn't really enjoy either.
Yea definitely not your preferred sound signature. Have tried AX60 long time ago. Can't remember the sound. In general, those Astrotec IEMs I have tried, I don't rate them at all.
I’m still curious about See Audio, in particular, the Vantina V10. So far no one wants to risk over $900. I just would like to know if it really is the same as the Anole VX.
Same here.
 
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Yea definitely not your preferred sound signature. Have tried AX60 long time ago. Can't remember the sound. In general, those Astrotec IEMs I have tried, I don't rate them at all.
Same here.
That's why i fear plunking even $100 down on them, because i looked them up, and they got mixed reviews. some liked them a lot and said they were a 'fun" sounding iem, and other said for a flagship, they were very underwhelming with average stage, details, and imaging, so i dunno?
 
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That's why i fear plunking even $100 down on them, because i looked them up, and they got mixed reviews. some liked them a lot and said they were a 'fun" sounding iem, and other said for a flagship, they were very underwhelming with average stage, details, and imaging, so i dunno?
Better off saving the money bro.
 
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